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e. In the case where short term large variations in the waste stream quantity and
characteristics exist, consideration should be given to temporarily bypassing a portion of the
waste stream rather than sizing the plant for the infrequent capacity requirements. Such
situations may be the case where periodic training activities bring additional personnel and
subsequently higher waste production rates.
f. Costs associated with each aspect of the solid waste program need to be determined.
The value, or "cost to recycle" of a particular product is to a large degree dependent upon what
the ultimate disposal cost of that product would be if it were not recycled.
a. All aspects of the solid waste program survey need to be well documented. From early
planning stages, through permitting, design, construction, and final commissioning can take
years. Proper documentation is required such that changes in the waste stream may be
detected by comparison of the historic data with the present situation.
b. Regulatory requirements under which the design is conducted must be documented, as
well as any agreements made between regulatory agencies and the owner/design agent.
c. The fundamental data upon which decisions were made, and the rationale used in
making those decisions must be available in the future. As regulations and technologies
change, the ability to compensate for, and react to those changes efficiently is very often
dependent upon having a well defined starting point. All problems and corresponding
solutions, no matter how trivial they may seem at the time should become a matter of record.